After Greg Kable tweeted about Project Trinity, one among its points referred to as our consideration instantly. It was the half a couple of “radically new manufacturing method.” Tesla has already promised that with its mega castings, particularly at Giga Berlin. Foxconn already stated it might even have mega castings for its MIH Open Platform. Would Volkswagen be pursuing one thing related? A latest tweet from Herbert Diess tells us that’s not unlikely.
The Volkswagen Group CEO began his Twitter account on January 20, 2021. He even teased Elon Musk about being the EV leader in some European countries. This new tweet additionally referred to Tesla, even when in a extra refined method.
As you possibly can see, Diess talked about to the NEO undertaking that gave beginning to the MEB platform and the ID household and put Challenge Trinity at a better degree. In response to the chief, it would “revolutionize Volkswagen.”
Sadly, the corporate has not supplied any official rationalization about that. All that there’s about Challenge Trinity got here from Kable and an article at Autocar that stated Wolfsburg can be “the pioneering manufacturing facility for the extremely automated manufacture of electrical automobiles.” The picture we used above was taken from Kable’s tweet. Though it’s official, it’s not obtainable on any Volkswagen web site.
We’ve got already advised you that Diess wants to produce a car in about 10 hours, one thing Elon Musk already stated he wished as effectively. If any of them achieves that, it would reduce automotive manufacturing occasions in half. Challenge Trinity’s “extremely automated” execution matches that purpose. The query is how Volkswagen plans to do this.
The mega castings are Tesla’s answer to simplify manufacturing. With three main structural parts – the battery pack being one of them – vehicles ought to take so much much less time to fabricate. Musk promised the Model Y made at Giga Berlin would already have that sort of structure. When you didn’t join the dots, the Gigafactory 4 is positioned at Grünheide.
Let’s look ahead to Volkswagen to share extra details about Challenge Trinity. Audi told us more about the Artemis Project. If it’s so necessary for the group’s CEO to say it on Twitter, Trinity in all probability deserves extra retailers to have entry to what it proposes to do.